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Reply #15 - May 10th, 2019 at 9:50pm
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Since brass-plated steel cases seem an unnecessary production expense and for me hint at deception, I'm also suspicious about why.

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Reply #16 - May 11th, 2019 at 2:47am
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don1885 wrote on May 10th, 2019 at 8:58pm:
Frank what bullet/weight were you shooting and what twist? Assuming it is a .224 bore.

Been wanting to try that for the longest.

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I started out in 1990 with a 16 twist, match chamber and a 48 gr bullet, .222 groove. The barrels where Douglas and Titherington.

My current barrel is a PacNor, 14 twist, .222 groove. It's a match reamer but, I cut the chamber to .775 long (Sporting chamber length), to get more capacity for heavier bullets with the 14 twist.

In the 16 twist rifles, I used a .52 long bullet, in the 14, I use a .56 to .60 long bullet, 52 - 55 gr..

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Reply #17 - May 11th, 2019 at 8:43am
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Any trouble with blow back leakage Around case mouth? I assume your bullet is a plain base not rebated? Do you have a drawing for the bullet?
  
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Reply #18 - May 11th, 2019 at 12:11pm
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Bob,
I've never had any blow back, even though the case with the pulled bullet, still has it's crimp.

Yes, it's a PB bullet. I don't have a drawing but, it's a Lee 55 gr GC mold, shortened to remove the GC.

A good bullet to use, in a 16 twist, is the Lyman 225438 with the GC removed.

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Reply #19 - May 11th, 2019 at 12:26pm
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Bill Lawrence wrote on May 10th, 2019 at 9:50pm:
Since brass-plated steel cases seem an unnecessary production expense and for me hint at deception, I'm also suspicious about why.

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Bill I don't think they are plated steel. This is all that I could find on the site:

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These are bi-metal brass plated casings made in 2018 used for producing .22LR ammunition.


It doesn't say steel. Bi-metal can be Zinc, with brass plating. I have found a LOT of Zinc cases,  in 223, 308, 7.62x39 and 7.62x54. It would make much more sense to make them out of Zinc.

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Reply #20 - May 11th, 2019 at 12:55pm
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The word 'plated is what throws me.  I always thought 'brass' cases were an alloy of copper and zinc.  Reason why at the scrap yards - they won't pay full brass prices for cases turned in for scrap
  

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Reply #21 - May 11th, 2019 at 1:32pm
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My last paragraph above, was confusing (even to me) so, I re-wrote it.

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Reply #22 - May 11th, 2019 at 2:06pm
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The description for the .22lr cases seems vague. I'd wonder if zinc can be drawn into the form of a cartridge case. I'd think zinc, plated or not, wouldn't stand up to that heavy ID stamp, let alone a firing pin strike or chamber pressure. I wouldn't doubt zinc plates all sorts of things.

On appearance, those cases seem to be normal drawn brass. I'd think bi-metal more than likely means a brass alloy. Maybe, some of the comments in the description were added for fill, at least I wouldn't expect a product that was different than one of the common mass produced loaded shells. Only thoughts.
  
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Reply #23 - May 11th, 2019 at 3:43pm
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I joined the waiting list, so now we'll see if I live long enough to get a reply!
  

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Reply #24 - May 13th, 2019 at 9:33am
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  Hi all:
I just checked the fedarm website and they have 2000 pieces of primed brass and 2000 18gr. cb bullets for $49.99! If anyone is in a hurry for brass, these kits are available now. There are 14 kits left. That is only $7.00 more than the price of just the brass.
For $9.99 more, you could also get the die and shell holder. Total price for the complete kit with postage is around $84.00.
I sent them an email yesterday asking when they think the empty brass will be available. I will let you know if and when they reply.

  Hope this helps'
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Reply #25 - May 13th, 2019 at 2:08pm
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Thank you, Bill.

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Reply #26 - May 15th, 2019 at 12:44pm
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Just got an e-mail from them saying the primed cases were back in stock Still debating ordering them. ratseye
  
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Reply #27 - May 15th, 2019 at 1:55pm
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I'll give updates when the goodies arrive, they say they shipped me one of the kits yesterday.  (one of those things that sucked me in... what did PT Barnum say???)
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Reply #28 - May 15th, 2019 at 2:57pm
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  Hi all:
I received two emails from them today. The first one showed they had one in stock. The second one said they would be in stock by the end of the week!
I noticed they have a place on their web site that says they will refund your shipping if you write a positive review on a major web site or give a positive review on youtube!
You might be able to save some money.

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Reply #29 - May 15th, 2019 at 3:21pm
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My guess is that the primed empties are on the verboten list in the PRK.

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